Painting People and Places
Paint Therapy is my way of escaping emotional stress. Making expressive paintings that say more with less is a challenge and a pleasure. Models posed in their homes, sometimes invaded by their pets and kids. I paint the collection of weird stuff around my home and the oceanfront in Florida. The beach is the best paint therapy any day.
These are recent Paint Therapy paintings. No one can hurt me when I am painting – I escape through my brush and palette knife. You can see the results of my knowledge and practice manifested in these small paintings.
I have found or organized a life drawing group wherever I have lived and traveled. Artists love to share information – so we build friendships that last a lifetime. The recent lock-down did not stop my artistic community. My artist friends met from all parts of the country to draw and paint our models on zoom.
I have a tendency toward detail. Painting small makes detail happen through the understanding of value and color. Less is more when the brush is big. It takes grit to stick with it!